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Official: Iran would take action if US attacked Syria

Posted By admin On September 2, 2012 @ 3:31 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
September 2, 2012

Iran would take action if the United States were to carry out an act of “stupidity” and attack Syria, an Iranian military official was quoted as saying on Saturday, but the comments later disappeared from the state-linked agency website.

Iran has steadfastly supported Syrian President Bashar Assad in his bid to suppress an uprising which both Tehran and Damascus see as a proxy war by Israel and Western states to extend their influence in the Middle East.

“If America were to attack Syria, Iran along with Syria’s allies will take action, which would amount to a fiasco for America,” Mohammad Ali Assoudi, the deputy for culture and propaganda of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was quoted as saying.

Assoudi’s comments were first carried by the government-linked news agency Young Journalists’ Club but were later apparently taken down from the group’s website. The comments were picked up by Iranian news sites including Iran’s Jam-e Jam newspaper and the BBC’s Persian-language site.

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[2] Top Iran official: All options on the table if nuclear facilities attacked: http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-iran-official-all-options-on-the-table-if-nuclear-facilities-attacked.html

[3] London, Paris, Jerusalem line up for post-US vote action on Syria, Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/london-paris-jerusalem-line-up-for-post-us-vote-action-on-syria-iran.html

[4] Iran to take pre-emptive action if endangered, warns top general: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-to-take-pre-emptive-action-if-endangered-warns-top-general.html

[5] Iran Warns US Against Military Option in Syria – Report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-warns-us-against-military-option-in-syria-report.html

[6] Iran FM warns of vacuum in Syria if Assad regime is toppled: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-fm-warns-of-vacuum-in-syria-if-assad-regime-is-toppled.html

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